Taking and Understanding Measurements for Dressmaking ✄

What to Bring

  • Notebook
  • Pencil

What to Wear

  • Casual

Appropriate For

  • ✄ Relevant to all sewing levels

Taking and Understanding Measurements for Dressmaking ✄

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Two hours in duration

What You Will Learn

  • How to take accurate measurements
  • How to choose your size when sewing
  • Understanding ease

What You Get

  • A set of your own measurements for dressmaking
  • Game changing knowledge for your sewing!
  • Detailed notes


Want to make clothes that you'll actually wear? Or maybe you've already had a sizing disaster and your not sure why. You are not on your own! Click here to read our post "Seriously Confused by Sewing Sizes?" and discover that you are in very good company.  You can't just select the size you buy from fashion stores when choosing what size to make and we're going to help you understand why!

Join us for a workshop that is a total game changer.  Only 2 hours that will take you from making stuff, to making clothes that you will wear.  

  • We will teach you how to take measurements accurately.
  • Where to take measurements on your body.
  • How to choose your size on the back of a pattern envelope.
  • Discover how to work out finished garmet size.
  • Understand what is "ease".
  • Learn about the vast difference between retail sizing and dressmaking sizing.
  • Get an idea of how you can adapt patterns to fit the fact that our bodies are all different sizes.

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Book soon. 1570 people viewed this class.
Dec 2016

Very informative, certainly learned new things about retail dress sizes that I didn't know before! Thanks for the class!

May 2016

This was a great class as it opened up how shop-brought measurements are created. It was great to learn how to tailor a pattern based on our own 'odd' measurements. Was well worth the time.

Dec 2015

I really enjoyed this class (A-line skirt). I learnt to do darts! I got to use the overlocker (great fun and now have one on lay-by)! I got an awesome skirt and some great sewing tips at the end of it! Highly recommended as a great entry point for learning to make your own clothes. 5/5